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Oleana

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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Eclectic, International
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134 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1421 (Btw. Prospect & Columbia)
617-661-0505
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Today
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 277
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious

Awesome food and atmosphere. The food was just amazing and the desserts were unique and unbelievably good!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
2yatris
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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386 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Awesome food and atmosphere. The food was just amazing and the desserts were unique and unbelievably good!

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I went here in February. With the record snow fall in Boston, let me tell you finding parking was a royal pain in my bum! When I finally found a place to park, I was late for my reservation. Oh, well. They were very welcoming none the less. I was seated in the back room near the bar. If you... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Oleana is one of the best restaurants in Cambridge. Once you eat there it is very clear why people make reservations weeks in advance. The food is wonderful, the service is amazing, and the wine list is extensive.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's a fact. I held a committee meeting, there were votes, and we all decided as a commonwealth, Oleana is the best restaurant in Boston. There are many great restaurants, but this one is the best. The food here is unique, it's imaginative, and it's backed up by really cool and fun wine. I've eaten here a lot, more than... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We heard much about it and decided to try it. the food was nice, but not more than than and definitely below expectations. all of the dishes were OK, nothing was either very good or very bad. the dishes are pretty small. service was also OK. I would not return there.

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Washington, DC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

We liked the mezes! Super service, too! Great wines by the glass to accompany our dinner! If you are in Cambridge please visit Oleana!

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Berkshires, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I grew up on the flavors that are predominantly present here, and man are they used well. To start off we had reservations at 9pm, but because of a last minute change we had to eat earlier in the night. I called asking if they could take us right when they opened at 5:30, and even though they were booked,... More 

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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135 reviews 135 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This is a great restaurant. You will need a reservation weeks in advance. We have been eating here for a number of years and are always pleased with the food and staff. The atmosphere is very appealing, on the middle eastern bent. The food is also in that vein. Sofra is their take out joint in Watertown. Also excellent. Small... More 

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Massachusetts
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

By far Oleana is one of the top restaurants in the area. It turns out excellent food from a modest location in Cambridge. Their creative and understated use of spices has no peer. Indeed the chef has created her unique but very tasty American cuisine with Turkish and mediterranean influence. One can make a whole meal by ordering several interesting... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Oleana can't be beat for the amazing combination of tastes that are combined into each dish. A modern take on Turkish and middle eastern cuisine, with a reverence for the vegetables. On our most recent visit, loved the spicy fideos, the borek of root vegetables, and the moussaka meze. The striped bass with turnips and pureed brussel sprouts was superb.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 134 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1421
    (Btw. Prospect & Columbia)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 617-661-0505

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Eclectic, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?